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1 hour ago, dfwabel said:

 

 

And it looks like LSU and AD Joe Alleva are parting ways. 

Because suspending a coach who hasn't been completely on the up and up is a bad thing apparently.  If Will Wade ends up getting indicted I wonder how those fans will feel? 

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3 hours ago, MJWalker45 said:

Because suspending a coach who hasn't been completely on the up and up is a bad thing apparently.  If Will Wade ends up getting indicted I wonder how those fans will feel? 

 

Well, he was a pretty bad AD. All the LSU fans on the college football reddit are elated. 

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3 hours ago, MJWalker45 said:

Because suspending a coach who hasn't been completely on the up and up is a bad thing apparently.  If Will Wade ends up getting indicted I wonder how those fans will feel? 

The whole Les Miles buyout for either Jimbo Fisher or Jim Herman became a debacle at the end of the 2015 season.  2016 had Alleva saying the Gators were deliberately stalling not to play LSU when Hurricane Matthew landed so they could win the SEC East.  He's also had three men's basketball hires since being there and a fourth when Wade is fired after testifying. 

 

Texas A&M's Scott Woodward is who they want as he is from Baton Rouge.  It isn't hard to fundraise at LSU since they traditionally raise more annually for athletics than they do the academic side.  

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The Division 1 Council rejected a proposal to force schools who accept a graduate transfer to count that scholarship for two years.

 

FCS and G5 schools feel like they are often seen as a "feeder system" to the Power 5 and counting the grad transfer scholarship for two years was seen as curtailing the grad transfer numbers. 

 

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The Division I Council on Friday voted down a proposal that could have tapped the brakes on the de facto free agency created by a rule originally intended to give athletes more freedom to pursue graduate degrees.

 

"I don't think people were ready to take that step ... but trying to figure out how that graduate space works will be a continued discussion," said South Dakota State athletic director Justin Sell, who led the council's transfer working group.

 

The council did pass a new rule that will go into effect this fall semester, allowing athletes who have enrolled in summer school and are on scholarship to transfer and be immediately eligible at a new school if their head coaches leave. Previously, athletes in that situation would have needed a waiver from the NCAA to avoid sitting out a season.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

The Division 1 Council rejected a proposal to force schools who accept a graduate transfer to count that scholarship for two years.

 

FCS and G5 schools feel like they are often seen as a "feeder system" to the Power 5 and counting the grad transfer scholarship for two years was seen as curtailing the grad transfer numbers. 

 

 

Was the 2 year rule a way for FBS teams to keep each other from poaching grad students? They would seem to be the only ones significantly affected by grad student transfers. 

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4 hours ago, dfwabel said:

 

Some rumors are that the Penn State assistant is now Ohio State assistant Larry Johnson.  

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This doesn't seem all that damning for the schools, aside from Larry Johnson being on Penn State's staff at the time. None of the money was paid to steer players to specific schools.

 

Unrelated, Florida fired their director of player personnel Otis Yelverton for being a creep (aggravated cyberstalking).

 

Juicier than that, Georgia fired their recruiting program coordinator and suspended their director of on-campus recruiting. Some speculation it's because of an affair, but I've seen insiders speculate it's for compliance issues.  I would not be even a little surprised if that's the case.

 

I'd link but I'm in phone.

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The NCAA has denied Brock Hoffman's waiver request for immediate eligibility at Virginia Tech. Hoffman signed with Virginia Tech as a transfer from Coastal Carolina in February. The NCAA rules require non-graduate transfer players to sit out a year if they go to another FBS school. He (Hoffman) hoped to transfer to Virginia Tech to be closer to his mother, who recently had surgery to have a brain tumor removed.

 

The lineman said his mother is still suffering "facial paralysis, hear (sic) loss and eye sight issues" from the procedure. 

 

According to Hoffman, the NCAA denied his waiver request because Virginia Tech is five miles outside of the 100-mile radius from his home and that his mother's condition is improving. 

 

The NCAA added a distance limitation of 100 miles in 2012 for student-athletes applying for a waiver to return to a school closer to home due to an illness or injury to an immediate family member. It also removed the "life-threatening" standard for the waiver requests. 

The modified rule requires student-athletes to present medical documentation of a debilitating injury or illness to a student-athlete’s immediate family member that "is debilitating and requires ongoing medical care."

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https://www.roanoke.com/hokies/virginia-tech-transfer-brock-hoffman-s-ncaa-waiver-request-denied/article_fa89a494-6619-11e9-a1ce-f34c7a90816e.html

 

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"Sorry, Brock. We flipped a coin, which is how we make waiver decisions now, and this is just how it landed." - NCAA

 

Rookie mistake going with "my mom had a brain tumor" when he could've gone with "my coach retired" which, by the way, worked for Tathan Martell. 

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On 4/24/2019 at 1:01 PM, See Red said:

"Sorry, Brock. We flipped a coin, which is how we make waiver decisions now, and this is just how it landed." - NCAA

 

Rookie mistake going with "my mom had a brain tumor" when he could've gone with "my coach retired" which, by the way, worked for Tathan Martell. 

They also denied the waiver of a Georgia player transferring to Illinois.  The NCAA basis to deny his immediate eligibility was not just the distance from campus to his Illinois home, but also the ill family member was not part of his nuclear family. 

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4 minutes ago, AstroBull21 said:

Report: Fenway to host bowl game starting in 2020

 

Also in the report, Los Angeles and Myrtle Beach will also have bowl games.

 

I have to say that I bet a few bowl games are going to be cut for these to replace.  Frisco, Arizona, and Bahamas would be my thoughts but who knows...

Frisco and Bahamas are owned by ESPN.  However, the Fenway game will also be ACC vs. AAC, so Frisco might be in peril.  Myrtle Beach will feature one of these three conferences: Conference USA, the Mid-American and Sun Belt

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7 hours ago, AstroBull21 said:

Report: Fenway to host bowl game starting in 2020

 

Also in the report, Los Angeles and Myrtle Beach will also have bowl games.

 

I have to say that I bet a few bowl games are going to be cut for these to replace.  Frisco, Arizona, and Bahamas would be my thoughts but who knows...

Hold the phone on that. Fenway Sports Group has not finalized plans to hold a bowl game.

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ASU and Texas just announced a home and home agreement... for the 2032 and 2033 seasons. 

 

I dunno, that seems like awfully short notice for two football games.

 

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In transfer news, Florida CB Chris Steele will leave the team.  Steele, was an early enrollee in January and was a top 5 CB for the class of 2019.

He left school and returned to California this week as a result of not having his request for a new roommate honored in a timely manner, according to his parent.  Steele did not want to room with fellow freshman, QB Jalon Jones, who in April was accused of sexually assaulting two female students.  Jones has yet to be charged, but he is in the transfer portal himself.

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3 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

ASU and Texas just announced a home and home agreement... for the 2032 and 2033 seasons. 

 

I dunno, that seems like awfully short notice for two football games.

 

 

Since we'll all have died by then, let's hope an NCAA game comes out beforehand so we can at least simulate it. I'm not even convinced we'll make it to 2024-2025 when Arkansas State is supposedly playing Iowa State in a home-and-home series.

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56 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

In transfer news, Florida CB Chris Steele will leave the team.  Steele, was an early enrollee in January and was a top 5 CB for the class of 2019.

He left school and returned to California this week as a result of not having his request for a new roommate honored in a timely manner, according to his parent.  Steele did not want to room with fellow freshman, QB Jalon Jones, who in April was accused of sexually assaulting two female students.  Jones has yet to be charged, but he is in the transfer portal himself.

 

His dad also praised the program and Dan Mullen for how much love they've shown his son in late April, for what it's worth. His returning to the team is also "not out of the question."

 

This looked a lot worse yesterday when it appeared there would be multiple transfers, including freshman early enrollee (and roommate of Jones and Steele) Jaydon Hill, but he came out and said he is returning. 

 

edit: One final thing, he requested not to room with Jalon Jones in January and was told it would happen in June, before the Fall semester, which is the school's policy.  The Jalon Jones incident happened in April.  We don't know the details on why he wanted to switch rooms, but there's quite a bit of hindsight here making it seem as though the request happened and was denied after the sexual assault incident, which was not the case.  So the complaint basically amounts to, unless he specifically told someone he thought Jones was going to hurt somebody, is that he wasn't given preferential treatment and had to abide by the same rules any other student would have to.

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5 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

ASU and Texas just announced a home and home agreement... for the 2032 and 2033 seasons. 

 

I dunno, that seems like awfully short notice for two football games.

 

Both are just continuing to let the stench of Steve Patterson as Athletic Director be gone for a generation from each school before playing each other.

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